Category Archives: Rituals

When People Lack a Sense of Control in Their Environment, They Make It Up in Their Heads

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Whenever people are unable to control and predict their environment, they actively seek to restore feelings of control by behaving and thinking in certain ways. Continue reading

Rituals Restore Feelings of Control

Rituals may restore feelings of control, possibly by providing an illusion of control in times of uncertainty.

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Rituals Make Food More Tasty and Decrease Consumption

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Rituals have throughout human history been enacted to mark life events. Rituals are systematized sequences of behaviors that prepare us for something to happen, and they often include repeated and unusual behaviors. They influence how people experience what comes next (Vohs et al., 2013). Continue reading